Depart From Me

  • Record Label: Def Jux
  • Release Date: Jul 7, 2009
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15

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  1. GreggJ
    Jul 11, 2009
    10
    Honestly I feel like this is one of the best CD's I've ever heard, I feel like the pitchfork guy has a deep hate for anything white rapper related.
  2. ChrisG
    Jul 10, 2009
    10
    So different and perfect. Best album in a while buy it!
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    6
    Not a bad album but its really different from what Cage has previously done and it doesnt really work out for most of the album. While a few tracks are enjoyabled, It doesnt really work for Cage.
  4. Jan 10, 2012
    6
    A dark album like Cage's other work. However, Depart From Me is a much more flawed and experimental addition to Cage's discography than Hell's Winter. It feels pathetic at certain point. Like the track "Fat Guys Need An Anthem." Yet on other tracks, he does the Rap Rock genre really well. The album is definitely worth a listen because of how different it is, but Chris Palko's occasionalA dark album like Cage's other work. However, Depart From Me is a much more flawed and experimental addition to Cage's discography than Hell's Winter. It feels pathetic at certain point. Like the track "Fat Guys Need An Anthem." Yet on other tracks, he does the Rap Rock genre really well. The album is definitely worth a listen because of how different it is, but Chris Palko's occasional moments of self-pity depart the record from being great. Expand
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Like the other white rapper he will never escape comparisons to, Cage exhausts the patience of even his faithful followers at times, and Depart From Me almost reads like a plea to whoever might be left checking for him in 2009.
  2. The best stuff here shows Cage taking what he’s learned and moving out into the world at large to figure it out in all its alienating weirdness. But the rest of the album has him revisiting roads already traveled, holding back from truly stepping out.
  3. The lion's share of Cage's fans will see this newly found exposure as Chris Palko taking steps towards getting his story out to a wider audience with this personal and quite exceptional release.